Hello my friends. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about my post and birthday last week. I really appreciated them. I certainly did have a great time with the family – it was exactly the birthday I longed for. And… what a blessing, and how thankful to my Father God I am that my birthday was the weekend it was! By last Thursday evening my area was in extra covid lockdown measures. My family could still have come into Wales, but I couldn’t have met with them, as Llangollen is out of my area – and we are to stay in our county! My extended family arrangements have been suspended so I can’t see my children, again; but one of our church has phoned me and asked me to join them as a special concession by the Welsh assembly to those who live on their own. It will mean I can visit them, have a meal with them, etc.
However… enough of that… On to my desk.
This is how it is looking late Tuesday evening. I was doing some pergamano – until the light went with yet another downpour! I’m making a quirky Christmas card – not got too far yet… but I shall get there. You can see my embossing black mat, the velum with the start of the design, the magazine with the pattern and instructions, 2 pairs of glasses – different focal lengths – my pack of polychromos pencils, and the large RUB with all my tools, inks, etc for doing pergamano. I have also been playing with some other cards…
Top left is a stamped card using the Magix stamps; bottom left are two stencilled images one with a stamped image on top and the other with a die cut. The right hand pictures are all my first attempts at making some diorama cards – not perfected the art yet… I know that I photographed the finished cards with those brusho backgrounds… I confess I have been doing a lot of sorting and refiling on the computer… so I can’t find them. But I will!! I have promised to show them to you.
Now that the evenings are drawing in I tend to spend them down in the lounge either attempting to do jigsaws or crocheting another blanket. Remember me saying I had completely emptied my yarn stash?? Then I caved in and bought some to wile away the evenings… well! Then a friend visited and handed me two large bags of yarn, and asked if I would make lots of baby blankets for her. She and her hubby make up baby parcels for new mums who aren’t very well off… so, yes, you guessed it… I’m back with the crochet hook out again! Not quite finished the first one yet. But I have been attempting a Pollyanna Pickering jigsaw – not easy and only to be done in good daylight – a lot of blacks! But I did finish a Brueghel style one…
I love this one. Look out Julia – it will shortly be heading your way!!!
So that’s me this week here in Wales.Attempting to keep myself busy, get through the to-do list each day, and still have time to relax in front of the tv – just been watching Strike on I-player – didn’t see it when it was on, so thought i would give it a go. One of my neighbours has loaned me the dvd of Hot fuzz – which I confess I thoroughly enjoyed – laughing out loud at some of the antics!
And on that note… Take care everyone. God bless you.